Friday, 19 April 2013

If you want warmer weather...

...knit a hat. Yes, it appears to be that simple. The eternal Winter finally turned into Spring the day after I finished test knitting Skeppe for Libby Jonson (of Truly Myrtle).  I love this hat although my camera has really struggled to capture the bright colour. (The pattern will be released soon, and I'll tell you more about it then.) 
Skeppe Test knit for Libby of Truly Myrtle

I've been looking for some nice 100% wool which feels soft to the touch and which is sufficiantly inexpensive to use for larger items and when Libby's pattern needed less than 100g of worsted weight yarn, it was the perfect opportunity to try something different. 

Having seen Knit Picks Wool of the Andes mentioned lots of times on Ravelry my curiously was roused and I found out that it is available from one UK seller, Great British Yarns. It's more expensive in the UK, at £2.99/50g (over $4.50/50g) but stil very reasonable and I loved knitting with it. It's soft enough to wear next to skin and if the red is anything to go by, the colours seem vibrant and beautiful. I'll definitely be buying more of this, and am thinking that a long light-coloured pair of Cwtchy Cable Amrwarmers might be nice for the warmer-but-still-chilly weather. 
We have a busy weekend ahead (including preparations for someone's imminent birthday!) and there are lots of posts coming up for Knitting & Crochet Blog Week - I hope to see you then.


  1. It looks lovely! Isn't Libby clever!

  2. Lovely hat! Stunning photo. I had no idea you could get Knit Picks in the UK. They do fab sock yarns!!

  3. Love the look of the hat and such a pretty colour.

  4. Its typical, you go out with an umbrella expecting rain and the sun shines all day.

    Maybe I should keep making hats :D

  5. That is a gorgeous colour! Here in Australia, we are opposite - this weekend has taken a sudden change, and I will be searching through my knit hats to wear! And probably casting on a few more.

  6. Definitely your color. This beanie came out so well!

  7. Love the beanie. I tested the pattern as well, did not go for bright colours though - maybe be for the next one? I am posting about it Friday.


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